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Steve Jobs Takes the Stage at iPod Event

Just moments ago Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Yerba Buena theater in San Francisco. After lots of clapping, cheering and a standing ovation, Jobs spoke briefly about the liver transplant that he received earlier this year during a 6-month leave of absence from Apple.

"I'm very happy to be here today with you all," Jobs said, according to MacWorld. "As some of you know, about five months ago I had a liver transplant. I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs. I am alive because of their generosity. I hope we can all be that generous."

"I'd like to thank everyone in the Apple community for their concern. It means a lot. I'd like to thank Tim Cook, and everyone at Apple who rose to the occasion. Thank you guys," the CEO continued. "So, I'm vertical, I'm back at Apple and loving every minute of it, and working with some talented teams to come up with some great products for the future. It's wonderful."

Jobs went on to announce that iPhone 3.1 will be released today, adding that iPod Touch and iPhone users can look forward to a bunch of new features and bug fixes as well as Genius technology for apps in the app store. Stay tuned for more!

  • jerther
    Shit I read Steve's Job at Apple (Steve Ballmer) PHEW!
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    Superb news! :-D
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  • rooseveltdon
    He has risen!!!!
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  • samely
    Good for him, hopefully he'll have better health than the liver transplant patients I've known, who did not fare so well long term. Maybe he will, he has more money.
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  • great steve is back ..so pressure for workers?
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  • covigt
    Cool deal!
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  • lowguppy
    Tom's has been posting way too much apple news for my tastes lately. If its not about exploding iPhones or Apple hushing up hardware problems I really don't want to hear about it. I especially don't care what Steve Jobs has to say about anything or what's been released on iTunes.
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  • burnley14
    I am alive because of their generosity. I hope we can all be that generous.

    And charge people double what our product is worth . . .
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  • jerther
    lowguppyTom's has been posting way too much apple news for my tastes lately.Just don't click on it?
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  • nine3o
    "As some of you know, about five months ago I had a liver transplant. I now have the liver of a mid-20s person"

    I wonder if that mid-20s person was anything like me during my mid 20s, piss drunk everyday... If that is the case, how long will this liver last? :D

    But on a serious note:
    mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs. I am alive because of their generosity. I hope we can all be that generous
    It is a shame that such a young person passed, but I hope that everyone does follow this persons lead by signing their organ donor cards with their drivers liscense, it is the greatest gift you can give anyone.
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